The Whitby Hotel

New York, United States

18 W 56th Street, New York, United States

This Firmdale gem at the heart of Midtown Manhattan is an urban oasis brimming with character.

Two blocks away from Central Park and the Museum of Modern art, the vibrant and colorful designs by Kit Kemp are just what the doctor ordered after a day out in busy New York. The service is efficient, friendly and never stuffy and extra reasons to stay include one of the best afternoon teas in New York and an in-house private cinema. But the real draw, as with all Firmdales, is the design and, more importantly, that relaxed-hangout vibe they conjure. The spirit of the Whitby is miles away from the uber- serious hotels Midtown is known for. All pomp is dropped at the door and the atmosphere is more residential than hotel. If you’re after a hotel with a design and vibe that’s off the beaten track next time you’re in New York, make it the Whitby.


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What makes the hotel special

  • As always, Kit Kemp's interiors embody the hotel's spirit: colorful and dynamic.
  • Enjoying some time alone in the calm atmosphere of the hotel's library.
  • Savour the hotel's afternoon tea at the Whitby Bar, a taste of England in the middle of Manhattan.

Our selection of rooms and suites

Rooms and Suites

Superior Room

31 sq.m / 330 sq.ft, View: 56th Street - Location: 2nd floor - Shower only


Luxury Room

33 sq.m / 350 sq.ft, View: Partially restricted - Location: Floors 3 - 6 - Shower only


Deluxe Room

33 sq.m / 350 sq.ft, View: City view - Location: Floors 7 - 11 - Shower only


Junior Suite

42 sq.m / 450 sq.ft, View: Partially restricted - Location: Floors 2 - 6 - Bathtub and shower in all rooms


Junior Terrace Suite

44 sq.m / 470 sq.ft, View: 55th Street, City Views - Location: Guaranteed high floor - Bathtub and shower in all rooms, Balcony or Terrace in all rooms


One Bedroom Suite

65 sq.m / 700 sq.ft, View: Partially restricted - Location: 11th floor - Bathtub and shower in all rooms


Corner Terrace Suite

72 sq.m / 780 sq.ft, View: Partially restricted city views - Location: Floors 7 - 8 - Bathtub and shower in all rooms, Balcony or Terrace in all rooms


Terrace Suite

63 sq.m / 680 sq.ft, View: 56th Street, City views - Location: Guaranteed high floor - Bathtub and shower in all rooms, Balcony or Terrace in all rooms


The Whitby Suite

171 sq.m / 1845 sq.ft, View: North & South City Views - Location: Top Floor - Bathtub and shower in all rooms, Balcony or Terrace in all rooms


Hotel Information

Practical information

  • Address

    18 W 56th Street , New York , New York

  • Internet

    Public areas : free

    In room : free

  • Children policy

    Children are welcome

  • Check-in / Check-out

    Check-in : 3 pm

    Check-out : noon

  • Transportation and transfers

    Transfer : subject to supplement

  • Smoking policy

    Non-smoking public spaces

    Smoking rooms : not available

  • Rooms

    86 rooms and suites

    In-room amenities: flatscreen TV, in-room safe, minibar, complimentary newspaper daily, Rik Rak bathroom products

  • Always included in this hotel

    Complimentary Internet

    Welcome gift

    Daily newspaper

    Turndown service

  • Available services

    Air conditioned hotel

    Laundry service

    Concierge service

  • Pets

    Small dogs allowed

  • Parking

    Car park / valet service : US$85 per day


  • Restaurants and bar options

    The Whitby Bar & Restaurant (Restaurant: american cuisine, Bar, Breakfast, Afternoon tea, Light meals)

  • Breakfast

    Continental breakfast: US$25

    American breakfast: US$30

    Buffet breakfast: US$25

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure

    Fitness center


  • K.J.
    United States

    My favorite hotel group. We have stayed at Crosby Street in NYC and Ham Yard in London. The Whitney is smaller but quite a gem! We loved it!! And the staff was beyond excellent. Thank you for a wonderful weekend.

  • F.B.

    Service is perfect; hotel decor amazing; friendliness great; the shower is AMAZING; loved the amenities. Sunny at room service is very friendly, warm and caring. Robert at reception is professional, efficient and incredibly friendly. Loved my experience at The Whitby!! 100% recommend.


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